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Club Newsletter: May 2024

Our May 2024 Update

We hope you’ve all had a great start to the year. Here’s our update for May 2024 from the whole team at St Mellons Golf Club.

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Update From The Board

IN THE CLUBHOUSE

This April we carried out much needed improvement works to the lower function room that converted the space to a multi-functional lounge with access to the balcony via 2 no full height bi fold doors.

Works included new ceiling, modern lighting and bi fold doors giving a much-improved view of the 1st tee and putting area.

As a result of these improvements the club was able to hold 2 weddings over the weekend for 80 and 120 guests respectively. On Monday morning our staff were able to convert this area back to a members lounge big enough to sit 34 people.

Special thanks in no particular order go to members Mike Fowler, Steve McDonald, Ceiran O Sullivan, Danny Taylor, Liz Brown Joe Borley, Sam Jacobsen and Paul O Brien who all used their skill and expertise to assist in getting these improvements over the line in time (just !) and within budget.

Next month to complete the project a Solid Wall sliding door system will be installed by another of our valued member Tony Regan.

ON THE COURSE

After jumping through several planning hoops and fully satisfying tree preservation regulations we finally completed works to our driving range. Apologies to all those inconvenienced by the delay this last winter but I’m sure you all agree it’s a great practice facility and a wonderful HQ for our Junior Academy.
The project was fully funded by Sports Wales Active grant aid. Special thanks to our members Steve, Josh and Tom Pesticcio of SSS Engineering Services Ltd and our President Terry Borley for overseeing the works.

CLUB OFFER

To enhance the recent improvements to the top bar the club would now like to complete the following works on the terrace.

To fund this the club will offer a fantastic opportunity for 6 MEMBERS ONLY this will be on a first come first serve basis.

Purchase 5 years membership for £5000

Membership currently is £1209

With inflationary membership increases over 5 years it will cost £6000-£7000 

Chance for you to save a lot of money and help YOUR CLUB improve its club house.

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From Our Captains

From Our Mens’ Captain

I have completed my first month as your Mens Captain and has been a very busy start for me.
Captains Drive in followed by the Carvery was a great success and we were very lucky with the weather.
Thanks to all the the members who took time out to support this very special start to our 2024 season. The Par 3 Masters challenge was very well supported and proved to be a popular event with fun element of golf. Thanks to Brian Lee and his team to organise the Par 3 challenge course. Last Sunday New members played for the John Hughes Cup donated by Hughes family much appreciated by all.

On the social front Curry Evenings are gaining momentum however the Club nights need the members
support to be successful.I am personally looking forward to the 60th Anniversary Dance on the 18th of May. The Members and Guest on the 19th of May is open to all the members. This fixture needs revival please bring along your guest to Celebrate our Diamond Anniversary year.

The course has transformed beautifully in the last two weeks, the Greens are rolling well!Thanks to James and his team to make the course so well presented in such a short time.All the team Fixtures are starting from this week and I wish all the team Captains and our Match Captain Mr Colin Dawes the very best and Good Luck for this season.

Thank you very much to all the members for your kind support it is much appreciated.

Gurnam S Bhogal

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From Our Ladies’ Captain

Dear members

Finally the weather seems to have settled down at last and we have been able to get on the course and enjoy some golf!

The Rules Night held in early April was a very enjoyable, informative and sociable event. Thanks go to Ann Booth for presenting different on course scenarios for us to discuss and to Amar for providing delicious refreshments yet again. It was well attended and I’m sure we will do some more later in the year.

The official start of the golf season teed off with the Captains Drive In on Sunday April 7th . A great atmosphere was created by an excellent turn out of members and family to see Mr Captain and myself tee off. Punch and refreshments were provided before hand and a sweep was carried out to guess the drive distance of the Captains. Luckily we both managed to get our drives away and £168 was raised for Cancer Research UK and Parkinsons UK. Thank you for everyone’s generosity. A 16 hole 4BBB competition followed with a shotgun start enabling us all to finish together for a carvery and presentation. Well done to Jivan Bhogal who won the mixed competition with Ranvir and who also won the longest female drive and to Jules Dolby who came second with Keith Madsen.

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The ladies weekly competitions have finally got underway starting with a medal on 10 th April and a money raiser for Velindre on the 17th …….both won by Rachel Gaetches. Well done, great start Rachel!

The Senior ladies kicked off their season on the 22nd with a fun waltz stableford. All the tee times were filled which was a very encouraging start and it was great to see so many ladies enjoying themselves on and off the course.

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Looking ahead to May we have a very busy month with golf, social events and our Diamond Jubilee week 13th – 19th as well as weekly competitions and County events for the ladies. Please look out for event information and support St Mellons Golf Club in these various events. They will only be a success if
we take part where we can.

Enjoy your golf!

Gill Rees
MLC

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What’s On At The Clubhouse

Curry Night

Join us for Curry Night this month. We host the St Mellons Clubhouse Curry Night on the last Friday of every month. This month’s will be Friday 31st May.

All members and guests are welcome to join us! For bookings and enquiries call 01633 680408

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Club Night

With a Quiz, Bingo and a prize pot of £400, you don’t want to our Club Night. Our Club night is hosted at St Mellons Golf Club on the third Thursday of every month. So come and join us this month on Thursday 16th May.

  • FREE ENTRY
  • FUN QUIZ
  • NORMAL & IRISH BINGO
  • FOOD AVAILABLE

If you wish to order food then please contact Amar at the clubhouse to book a table.

For bookings and enquiries call 01633 680408

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Coaching Corner

New2Golf 2024

Next month will see the start of our 2024 New2Golf programme with classes once again for Men, Ladies and Juniors.

The New2Golf programme commences with “Free Taster” sessions which are being held on the following dates:

Men – May 1st, 7.30pm
Ladies – May 14th 6.30pm
Juniors – May 21st u12’s 4.15pm 12+ 5.15pm

Following the “Free Taster” players will be invited to register for the 6 week course of new2golf group lessons which will start the following week.

If you know anyone who you think would like to give golf a try encourage them to come along…. All equipment they’ll need will be provided and a fun time is guaranteed!!

From The Junior Section

This month has seen the start of our weekly junior competitions being held every Saturday afternoon. The first two week’s competitions have been extremely well supported with some excellent golf on display!

These competitions give an excellent opportunity for juniors to experience competitive golf, work towards a handicap and improve their scores. We have divisions for all ages/abilities with players aged from 6 to 17 competing so far!

Well done to everyone who has participated and congratulations to our winner this month! Results are published every Friday in the weekly newsletter. We are looking forward to a great summer of golf ahead!

Big thank you to our team of Junior Organisers James Lewis, Liam Eley and Mark Anderton for who’s help during these competitions is invaluable!

PGA Teaching Professional
Tom Benjamin

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Thank you

That’s all for this month’s update. Thank you to everyone who has contributed and thank you to all who have left feedback. If you wish to leave feedback, then you can do so using the form below.

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Updated: May 29, 2024, 06:37 am

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